Tracking for the album is completely done. What a summer it has been. As we begin to move towards mixing and mastering, it's time to stop and give a huge thanks to the friends, family, and fans who made the decision to donate and become a part of this project:
Ali Wall, Alicia Martell, Andrew (Stumpy) Stump, Anna Johnsrud, Brynne Grady, Cara Petonic, Carly Delavan, Cashin Chandler, Cassie Ramhap, Chris Hanrahan, my brother Chris Hein (wins for spreading the word the furthest), Chuck Comito, Dan Becker, Dan Martell, David Pasley, Denise Lunny, Diane Wright, Don Abblitt, Emily Carruthers, Eric Ardam, Ericka Krupka, my other brother Greg Hein, Guy Intoci, Heather Greene, Jake Nagy (who also deserves a huge thanks for helping me make the video), Janet Buongiorno, Jess Bonelli, Jess Meginley, Jesse McNulty, Justin Rodgers, Katy Snyder, Ken Estes, Kev Wright, Kyle Curry, Kyle Gunderson, Kyle Morgan, Lisa Carruthers, Lynne Maggio, Matt Scott, Maureen Dougherty, Mollie Gross, Nave Strauss, Nick Baker, Nick Busso, Nick Wolfe, Pete Morseon, Pete Servon, Rachel Kirschen, Rachel Scudder, Raghavendra Vadali, Renita Sengupta, Robert Desjardin, Robin Rudner, Ruth Collis, Sarah Lunny, my Uncle Steve & Aunt Delia Galasso, Steve Steiner, Steve Augello, Theresa Lunny, Zach Halter.
And especially my folks (John and Donna Hein), the Lunny's (Michael and Allyson), and my wonderful girlfriend Kait (who often has more confidence in me than myself) for the incredible support these past weeks, months, and years.
Thanks so very much! I already can't wait for you guys to hear it!
Last night around midnight, the Kickstarter goal was reached! It's tough for me to express in written word how grateful and appreciative I am of the family, friends, friends of friends, friends I haven't seen in years, and the whole lot who gave some money for this project. Hopefully I'll see you all very soon so I can thank you again in person.
Wow, what a great time last night at The Queen. Thanks to those who came out, and to the other acts - it was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with such an eclectic and extremely talented group of musicians from the area.
(Thanks Kait for the photos!)
If you were there last night, I hope you were able to grab one of the small little business cards. If not, please keep checking back; my Kickstarter project will be live very shortly - the recording of the new album is beginning in the next few weeks with producer Ross Bellenoit and the good folks at Turtle Studios in South Philly.
Tickets are available to purchase directly from us for May's installment of The 6, held at World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington on May 10th. We'll be sharing the evening with Ashley Leone, Orion Freeman, Sarah Donner, Sheltered Turtle, and Victoria Vox; all from the area.
Please shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com, or let us know on the facebook page if you would like tickets!
The lease has been signed. I will be moving operations a short distance from Wilmington to Philadelphia next month.
But that's not the biggest news...details to follow, but a major project is on the horizon. Without giving too much away, I have been working on some new songs, and revisiting some old ones, and I have recently met with a producer named Ross Bellenoit out of Philadelphia. Keep an ear to the ground, and an eye on this news feed.
Happy holidays to all, and merry end of the world this week! A new show for 2013 has been added. On January 18th, I'll be performing at Eeffoc's Coffee in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington (my stompin' grounds). This is about as local as one can get for a gig. It will be a 2 hour slot, between 7pm and 9pm, so I'll be doing my music with some covers mixed about. This is a bit out of the norm for me, but I'll take requests if you plan on stopping by - leave me a note on the Facebook page for what you would like to hear.
Be on the lookout as well for some big plans in the new year about a new record...
In all seriousness, enjoy the holidays, and best to you and all of your loved ones.